06 March 2010

A good day

I had a really good day. I am slowly trying to change my routine around to be more active. This morning I worked out. Then I washed my car. Then we made a trip to WalMart and Petco to stock up on essentials. We had lunch which included some beer but I was planning on that. I then came home and took a nap - another part of the plan. I really couldn't nap though, so after an hour got up and headed to the mountains to look for lilikoi (passion fruit). The birds love lilikoi and they are hard to find. There is a trail behind my house that has a bunch of lilikoi vines. So I went for a short hike for the birds and came away pretty much empty handed. It's been raining a lot and they may have been knocked off the vines and eaten by the wild birds. I will tell you it was unbearably humid in that forest. Maybe they should consider a dehumidifier :) Anyway, after my short hike we walked the dogs, came home and ate dinner. I feel tired but not exhausted. Just tired like I've been busy and I like that feeling. So I'm going to watch a little TV and then head off to bed.

Time for a change

I know I've talked about it before, a lot, but this time I think it's really set in. I need to make changes to my life. Big. Changes. When I was really fit and felt great I was really active. I worked at job from 8-5. I drove two hours back and forth to work. Yet I still managed to work out morning and night. Now I work from 7:30 to 3:30, drive an hour back and forth and don't seem to have time. Something is wrong with this picture. My priorities are screwed up. I spend way, way too much time sitting in front of this computer so this is one of the things that is going. I'm also revamping my routine to fit in my workouts. One of the big keys will be not turning on the computer in the morning before work and not turning it on in the evenings until I've done all the stuff I need to do - including workout. I also need to become a better planner. I need to plan the night before what I'm going to wear and what I'm taking for lunch so that I can get it all ready. That will free up at least 20-30 minutes in the mornings.

I really am sick and tired of the way I feel and the way my clothes fit. And I know I'm the only one that can do anything about either. If I get back into a routine of working out both of those problems will go away. So I'm starting right now. I'm going to view my time as loose diamonds, something that is incredibly valuable and I need to gather up and use wisely..... I'm off to workout.

Edited to add: Completed Level 1 Day 1 of 30 Day Shred. Whew!!!

05 March 2010


the experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated occurring together in a meaningful manner.

Yesterday we took the dogs for a walk and my back hurt the rest of the night.

As I was getting dressed for work this morning I felt huge and nothing really fit me.

As I was driving to school I was thinking about the last time I was really in shape and felt really good. I realized that my lifestyle then was focused around activity. I ran/biked in the mornings; swam or did weights in the evenings; rode 25+ miles on the weekends; went hiking; and generally moved. A. Lot.

I got to school and was drinking my coffee and reading some blogs when I came across this one.

I'm thinking the universe is trying to send me a message.

Starting tomorrow things change. Drastically. More later.

04 March 2010

My-my-my-poker face.....

I really like that song.  I actually really like Lady GaGa....  Weird I know. 

So I don't know what's going on.  My eating has been really good lately but I have been exhausted.  Just completely drained and wiped out.  Today, after eating breakfast, at 10:30 I got so hungry. Abosolutely starving!! I ended up going and getting lunch I was so hungry.  Also, I've been getting headaches. It's like when I don't eat I get a headache and tired.  I eat, the headache goes away and I'm not so tired. I don't know what's going on but I don't like it at all.  Maybe I'll eat a little more then normal tomorrow and see how I feel. 

We are still waiting to hear on the house.  The house needs so much work that we have begun to look around at things.  We need new lighting fixtures in all the rooms and we are considering Murray Feiss. I don't know. I really believe that we need to get into the house and live there for awhile to get a real feel for it. Only by living there can you really get the feel of the house and it's flow. Where exactly do we need lighting. Where do we want it dim or bright. Things like that.

Okay, I'm tired.....I'm done......

03 March 2010

I'm a terrible blogger

I really am.  I hardly update and when I do I don't have much to say.  I'm a terrible blogger. So what's been going on.  Well, this week I have been absolutely exhausted.  Really, really tired.  I think I'm more than ready for spring break which is in 12 days but who's counting??  We still haven't closed on the house yet though it is really, really close now.  I'm sure the next time I talk about it will be to say that we closed.  But as a result I'm paying insurance on a house I don't own.  That is as silly as getting an auto insurance quote when you don't even own a car. Sheesh....... Exercise has not been happening....Food has been good though. It's amazing how good I feel since I stopped drinking milk. Lactose intolerance....Who knew???? Well, that's it in a nutshell... Now I have to get some tests ready and rest for tomorrow.....

01 March 2010

Getting old sucks!!!

For a while now, months, after I eat dinner I feel stuffed and bloated.  I also suffered from really bad gas sometimes.  I examined everything in my diet and could not figure out what was causing me so much problems.  I looked at bread, wheat gluten, yeast, you name it I considered it.  Nothing seemed to clear things up.  I had come to the conclusion that my digestive track was just screwed up.  Then, about a week ago, I ran out of milk.  I have a small glass of milk every night.  I love milk. I don't drink tons, just a small glass every night after dinner. So when I ran out of milk I was bummed and I had a glass of almond milk.  That night I had no gas, did not feel stuffed and bloated.  Hmmmm......  I have not had milk for over a week and I feel incredible. My digestive system feels like it's getting back to normal.  The one thing I never considered was milk and that was the problem.  Who knew.....

Monsoon season has arrived

and we got our first rain yesterday. Actually, it's still raining a little this morning. It wasn't a lot of rain, but it was rain....